Professor David Worsley
Personal Chair
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 604548
Room: Deputy Head of College - A_107
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Research interests span coatings used for corrosion protection to renewable energy generation.

Research Director on the £20million SPECIFIC (Sustainable Product Engineering Centre for Innovative Functional Industrial Coatings) project. It aims to harness the power of solar energy to turn buildings into power stations.

SPECIFIC is supported by EPSRC and TSB together with a range of partners including Tata Steel, Pilkington Glass and BASF.

This major project is supported by the STRIP (Steel Training Research and Innovation Partnership project) £6m postgraduate scheme. It supports 10 Engineering Doctorate projects starting annually and 8 MRes (one year research masters).

It works with the steel supply chain offering training opportunities for companies of all sizes.

Areas of Expertise

  • construction steel
  • Solution processed perovskite solar cells
  • flexible electronics
  • printing
  • metallic coating
  • PVD and CVD

Publications

  1. & Study of the tribological properties and ageing of alkyphosphonic acid films on galvanized steel. Tribology International
  2. Mathematical framework for predicting the thermal behaviour of spectrally selective coatings within an industrial near-infrared furnace. European Journal of Computational Mechanics 25(3), 294-308.
  3. & The impact of solvent characteristics on performance and process stability of printed carbon resistive materials. Journal of Coatings Technology and Research 13(5), 911-920.
  4. & One-step deposition by slot-die coating of mixed lead halide perovskite for photovoltaic applications. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 159, 362-369.
  5. & Development of Graphene Nano-Platelet Ink for High Voltage Flexible Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Cobalt Complex Electrolytes. Advanced Engineering Materials

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Supervision

  • The challenges of scale for CZTS solar cells (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson
  • Small scale testing of additive manufactured Titanium (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster
  • Process and Materials effect in organic coating architectural steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • Microstructure-Mechanical property relationships in powder bed laser deposits (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster
  • Transforming engineering education for a transition to sustainable futures. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr James Holness
  • Development of next generation glass film for electrical steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Justin Searle
  • Microstructure-Mechanical property relationships in electron beam melted Ti Alloys (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster
  • A Computational and Experimental Study on Near-infrared Heating for the Coil Coating Industry (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Mabbett
  • Steel Technology (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • 'The effect of alkali loading on Blast Furnace stability at Port Talbot Strip Products UK' (current)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • 'The characterisation of degradation in PVC-coated steels and the development of novel methods of detection' (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Cris Arnold
  • On cooling properties of titanium alloys (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karen Perkins
  • Enhancing the lubricity of automotive steels through nano-scale functional coatings Materials Engineering (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
  • Alternative formulations for paints of the future (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ian Mabbett
  • Novel Coating Developments for Automotive Ultra High Strength Hot Stamped Steels (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Penney
  • Augmenting the reading experience (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Deepak Sahoo
    Other supervisor: Prof Matt Jones
  • Sodium-ion batteries: new approaches for medium to large scale energy storage«br /»«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Serena Margadonna
  • Surface chemistry of kaolin clay minerals and the prediction of soil adsorption properties (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Holliman
  • Studies of Dye-Titania Interactions in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Holliman
  • Alternative reductants in iron making with a focus on the novel material, Subcoal (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Peter Holliman
  • Adaptive building energy harvesting and consumption from renewable sources (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Eifion Jewell
  • High Temperature Thermo Mechanical Faitigue Behaviour of Single Crystal Nickel Based SuperAlloy CMSX-4 (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Robert Lancaster
  • 'Stability and encapsulation studies of perovskite solar cells' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Trystan Watson
  • 'Effect of Thermo-mechanical Processing on Grain Size of Novel Maraging Steel for Shaft Applications' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karen Perkins
  • 'An investigation into the thermal mechanical fatigue behaviour of TiMMCs' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Whittaker
  • 'Bioinspired investigation via x-ray computed micromography' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Richard Johnston
  • Reduction of Chloride Levels in Blast Furnace Flue Dust (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    MRes
    Other supervisor: Prof Steve Brown
  • ''Understanding the effect of non-standard near net shape manufactured test piece geometry on mechanical property data generation and analysis'' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Martin Bache
  • 'Assessment and Exploitation of the Inherent Value of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) for Circular Economy' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Peter Douglas
  • An investigation on abnormal grain growth and critical grain growth in nickel-base superalloy RR1000 (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • 'Novel test techniques for the detection and identification of damage in SiCf/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites ' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Martin Bache
  • 'Investigating the dwell crack growth and creep resistance behaviour of next generation nickel disc alloys' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Soran Birosca
  • 'Understanding Abradable Coating Systems' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Richard Johnston
  • 'Environmental Corrosion and its Effects on Limiting Down-Gauging Opportunities within Chassis and Suspension (C&S) Structures' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof James Sullivan
  • 'The constitutive behaviour of a nickel based superalloys' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Mark Whittaker
  • ''Microstructure and mechanical characterisation of novel maraging steels for aerospace shaft applications'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Karen Perkins
  • 'Novel Advancements to Galvanised Steel Coatings using Quaternary Additions and Ultrasound' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof James Sullivan